Archive for August, 2013

All Creatures Great and Small

Posted in Spirituality with tags , , , , , , on August 27, 2013 by TaijituMartini



Natural Beauty

Posted in Nature, Spirituality with tags , , , on August 18, 2013 by TaijituMartini


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Fairy Dust

Posted in Hope, Love, Spirituality, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by TaijituMartini


I’ve always believed in magic. Not the David Copperfield kind, where some traitor on t.v gives away the secrets behind the mechanics of the trick, I’m talking about the magic you find in fairytales. The kind where you sprinkle a little fairy dust and watch the impossible come to life right before your eyes. Don’t believe in fairy dust? You should. It’s hidden in a secret place. You just have to believe it’s there.

I was thinking about the evolution of my blog today. How I started writing it out of the blue after having decided that I was going to work towards making my dreams become my reality. I wasn’t a social media junkie by any stretch. In fact, I rarely spend time using social media platforms. It was definitely a strange leap for someone who doesn’t like the spotlight and avoids being the center of attention. I wasn’t in a particularly great head space. I’m sure some of you can relate, staring blankly at the screen with writers block at 3am, wondering what the hell you’re doing awake in the first place, let alone dishing out your souls confessions to an online audience of relative strangers…What the hell might as well, little bit of this and a little bit of that, random thoughts in no particular order, but then again, life is pretty much the same recipe of irregular oddities isn’t it?

Turning dreams into reality? Cliche yes, but looking back at what has transpired over the last year or so I’m amazed at how all the puzzle pieces are coming together. Magic does happen when you believe in it.

When I started writing TaijituMartini I had decided that above everything else in my world I was going to pursue a career as a writer. In my “Advice From Oprah” post I told you how she had come to me in a dream and told me “child, don’t tell the story,be the story”. Something powerful stayed with me after that dream, and kept me from giving up. I was the architect of my own reality and only I could make the magic happen. I was going to do whatever it took to become a writer. I’d been published once. I yearned for more. Somehow the stars aligned and this past June I was introduced by a friend to an important publisher. He was impressed with my writing portfolio and promised to send it along to his contacts. Two months later, keeping the faith the entire time, I received an email yesterday with a promising position potentially available to me in the near future. It was an agonizing two month wait but I kept going, and in the meantime landed the cover story in a magazine. My portfolio is growing and things are happening. It’s hard not to give up. I’ve been trying for almost 2 years. That’s a hell of a long time, hundreds upon hundreds of individualized cover letters and resumes, lack of replies, and late night blogging sessions to soothe the aches of seemingly unending uncertainty. What I never anticipated experiencing along the way was the genius of the blogging community. My humble thanks to all of you, for your encouraging words, incredible storytelling, and for keeping my spirit alive. Your support lifted me up when I needed it most.

Nothing in this life comes easy. You have to believe to make it happen. Doors slam and jealous people try to stop you from realizing your dreams because they don’t have the courage to reach for their own. Don’t ever let them get away with making you think you can’t reach for that magic. Whatever it is you want to achieve in your life. It’s yours. Sprinkle that fairy dust, work hard, never give up, and then watch as the magic unfolds right before your eyes.


The Mitsi Dancers from Houston, TX

Posted in Spirituality with tags , , , , on August 11, 2013 by TaijituMartini

Turn up the volume for this one!

Precious Finding

Posted in Love with tags , , , on August 5, 2013 by TaijituMartini